Jighere loses WESPAC title

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Idris Adesina World English-Language Scrabble Players Association champion, Wellington Jighere, was on Sunday  dethroned by Bahraini Akshay Bhandarkar in Kenya on Sunday. Bhandarkar defeated another Nigerian Moses Peter 4-3 in the final of the WESPAC to replace Jighere, who won the title in 2015 in Australia. WESPAC 2017 began on November 6 and featured over […]
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